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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU MARQUIS HOTEL The LetHlmdge Herald TELEVISION GU: 328-4038 JUNE LISTINGS FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 13 TO FRIDAY, JUNE Grand Prix In Color Saturday June 13, p.m. on Channel 13 CTV's Wide World Of Sports will include telecasts of the Le- Mans 24-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance, live via satellite from LeMans, France and highlights of the Canadian Bos- ing Championships from Van- couver. The 8.7 mile course will be covered by 13 cameras, in- cluding one in an aircraft that will provide viewers with spec- tacular views as the plane zooms 300 ieet above the long straightaway, following the racing cars. The panoramic view of the course will also some of the anticipated crowd of which annual- ly lines the road for one of the most festive sports events on earth. Race fans travel tram part of the world to par- ticipate in Hie carnival atmo- sphere surrounding the unique race, mc.st of which is run on public highways. Fifty-five starters from at least 10 countries will be vy- ing for the first prize of mere than with a total purse amounting to about Among the expected starters are Pedro Rodriguez of Mexi- co, (winner at LeMans two years Leo Kirmunen of Finland, Brian Redman of England, Peter Revsora of the United States, Switzerland's Jo Siffert, Graham Hill of Eng- land and Jackie Ickx of Bel- gium. Last year the average speed of the winning car was 129.923 m.p.h., and the winner was Jackie Ickx who passed the line just 12 yards ahead of West Germany's Hams Her- mann. This distance amounted to loss than a single seosnd after a spectacular and fa- tiguing 24-hour bailie. Eleven different categories were included in the Canadian Boxing Championships which were held in New Westminster on May 30. Three of these bouts will be telecast on Wide World Of Sports, Saturday Juno 13. The remaining eight bouts will be shown .on Saturday June 20 p.m. NEW SUMMER COMEDY-VARIETY SERIES "Who is Ray Guest star Andy Williams (shown, right, with hosl Ray Stevens) offers a solution to this most puzzling question in CTV's new musical-comedy series "Andy Williams Presents Ths Roy Stevens premiering Friday, June 19, p.m. on Channel 13. Regular guest British singing star Lulu and special guest CMama) Cass Elliot also join host Ray Stevens. The Rise Of Ray Stevens Beauty Contest The 19th annual Miss Uni- verse Beauty Pageant will be held Saturday, July 11. Clarkda'le, Georgia, just out- side Atlanta, is where Ray Stevens was born. When he was five years old his parents started him on piano lessons and music soon became an all consuming interest from which he has never strayed. At Georgia State University he broadened lus knowledge by majoring in music. It was nat- ural, then, that cue way for him to make money was to capitalize on his piano playing ability. So he joined a combo which became extremely popu- lar and soon he was being booked for dances all along tire southern Georgia coastline. The dances had one pitfall. When the combo finished a set, complete boredom set in. Ray, being a "ham" by nature, gravitated toward the micro- phone and began doing "sch- ticks" which soon bccaar.fi "bite''. Aflor a while, the pop- ularity of the combo and their resulting jobs were directly connected with Ray's antics between the dance numbers. The next step was natural. By combining his musical abil- ity with his natural talent Ray became a standup performer and and one of the world's brightest critics through the music me- dium. In 1962 he moved to "Music Nashville, Tennessee, where his talents as a musi- cian and arranger were soon in great demand. Shortly after his arrival there, he wrote and recorded his first big hit, "Ahab the It was a diz- zying climb aboard his camel "Clyde" to the top of the rec- ord charts. At the same time as successful as it was. was responsible for forcing Ray, a sericus musician, out of the business he loved. He was a comedy sensation and all the public wanted from Ray was for him to make them laueh. But all Ray wanted was to "be taken seriously. Thus began a self-imposed exile titled w i t h laughter and tire solace of his wife Penny and their two chil- dren. But, fortunately, someone found the key and Ray Ste- vens returned to the music STEVENS (Concluded On Page 2) Is Ray' Guest TJOST Ray Stevens is Joir.jd by guest star Andy liams in the premiere telecus, of his summer comedy-variety series Andy Williams Presents The Ray: Stevens to be presented in color on the CTV Television Ketwork oa Friday, June 19, p.m. on Channel 13. Also joining Ray on the show will be regular guest British singer Lulu and regular spe- cial guest Cass Elliott Com- edian-singer Billy Van, Carol Robinson, "lie comedv team oi Solari Dick Curtis and Steve Martin make up the of the cast who will appear with Ray throughout series. The main question of the evening is "Who Is Ray Ste- and helping the cast to find and answer is Ar.dv's fa- mous cookie-begging bear. Ray cpeiis the series, which is the summer replacement for "The Andy Williams with his hit recording "Everv- thing's Beautiful" and also sings "Gitarzan" and "Rock Fairy Cass offers "A New World Is Lulu sings "Hum A Song" and Andy entertains with "One Day Of Your Tiie show will also introduce some of the reciu-ring charac- ters including tJic Sacks. 'Jit- Flying Siivermans and UK in- credible Swamp GirL Andy Williams Presents The Ray Stevens is a co- production between Bamaby Productions .Inc. and the CTV Television Network using the facilities of CFTO-TV, CTV's Toronto affiliate station. Green Acres In 6th Year LOS ANGELES Return- ing from a three month break, Green Acres resumed filming tins month for the 1970-71 season UK Cth year for the comedy series. Eddie Albert and Eva Ga- bor star with Pat Buttram, Tom Lester, Frank Cady and Alvy Moore. O DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Avo. S. Phone 327-5767 NORTH LETHBR1DGE 324 I3th Slreol N. Phono 32B-4441 GREENLINE ROCKWELL Just Say "CHARGE IT" OPEN A CONVENIENT HOYT CHARGE ACCOUNTI NO. 36 GREENLINE ROCKWELL DOUBLE EDGE HEDGE TRIMMER With Buill-On Pruning Saw. ONLY NO. 35 GREENLINE ROCKWELL SINGLE EDGE HEDGE TRIMMER With Buill-On Pruning Sew. ONLY NO. 45 GKEENLINE ROCKWELL ELECTRIC GRASS SHEARS For grass trimming whore your mower can't get at. 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